Cuatzon (MH628v)

Cuatzon (MH628v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cuatzon is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows a man's haed (Cua-) with a large lock of hair (tzontli) standing up on the top of his head. The man's head is shown in profile, facing toward the viewer's right.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This glyph is similar to one for Temilo (see below). Such a large lock can simply be called a tzontli. Perhaps the version that starts with "Cua-" is meant to clarify that this is the type of tzontli that involves a hairstyle rather than a bundle of things that added up to 400 (also tzontli).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Cuatzon

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


hair, pelo, cabello, mechón, apariencia, estilo guerrero, estilo sacerdote, cabeza, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 628v, World Digital Library,

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).

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